Vyom Sawhney

Vyom Sawhney

Vyom is a senior in the School of Arts and Sciences, pursuing a double major in Cell Biology & Neuroscience and Psychology with a minor in Spanish. He previously worked as an Aresty RA in Dr. Eunsung Junn’s lab, studying the role of miRNAs in the development and progression of Parkinson’s disease (PD). During his time with Dr. Junn, he utilized the CRISPR construct to create a 293T cell lineage with RelA knockout, allowing subsequent cell death studies to identify the role of the RelA gene in PD. Vyom has since begun working with Dr. Teresa Leyro with whom he plans to complete an honors thesis. As a part of Dr. Leyro’s team, he is working to identify gender differences in distress tolerance in daily smokers as well as how gender differences differentially relate to early cession. Concurrent with his honors thesis, Vyom is working to collect data for two additional studies.